Ethical Decision Making in School Administration: Leadership as Moral Architecture

Ethical Decision Making in School Administration: Leadership as Moral Architecture

by Paul A. Wagner, Douglas J. Simpson
     
 

ISBN-10: 141295214X

ISBN-13: 9781412952149

Pub. Date: 10/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Pedagogically rich, demographically inclusive, and culturally sensitive, Ethical Decision Making in School and District Administration exposes educational leaders to an interdisciplinary array of theories from the fields of education, economics, management, and moral philosophy (past and present). Authors Paul A. Wagner and Douglas J. Simpson demonstrate how

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Pedagogically rich, demographically inclusive, and culturally sensitive, Ethical Decision Making in School and District Administration exposes educational leaders to an interdisciplinary array of theories from the fields of education, economics, management, and moral philosophy (past and present). Authors Paul A. Wagner and Douglas J. Simpson demonstrate how understanding key concepts can dramatically improve management styles and protocols.

Key Features

  • Contains numerous case studies that apply the book's concepts to relevant ethical issues faced by school administrators
  • Reveals possibilities for thinking outside the box in terms of morally informed and effective leadership strategies aimed at securing organizational commitment and shared vision
  • Presents multiple theories of ethics, demonstrating how they inform decision making and culture building in school districts
  • Incorporates a range of in-text learning aids, including figures that clarify and critique ideas, a complete glossary, and end-of-chapter activities and questions

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412952149
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/22/2008
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Leaders, Ethics, and Schools: A Search for Clarity
2. Moral Theory
3. Leadership as Moral Architecture
4. Taking on the Big Challenge of School and District Administration
5. The Costs and Benefits of Inclusion
6. Factors to Consider When Making Judgments About Controversial Issues
7. The Pragmatic Value of Justice for All
8. The Role of Law in Moral Evaluation
Appendix A. Additional Case Studies in Educational Leadership
Appendix B. American Association of School Administrators Statement of Ethics for Educational Leaders
Appendix C. National Education Association Code of Ethics of the Education Profession
Appendix D. National School Boards Association Code of Ethics for School Board Members
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors
About the Case Study Authors

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